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  1. Report: Lakers ‘not ruling out’ Pau Gasol returning in free agency

    Jun 29, 2014, 12:01 AM EST

    Pau Gasol

    Lakers and Gasol seem ready to part ways, but familiarity and a lack of big names coming to Los Angeles could create a scenario where he returns.

  2. Report: Carmelo Anthony plans to meet with select teams, make decision second week of July

    Jun 27, 2014, 2:18 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    He’s expected to meet with the Knicks, Bulls, Rockets, Mavericks and Lakers. That’s it.

  3. NBA Draft winners and losers: Good day for the Sixers, rough day for their fans

    Jun 27, 2014, 2:09 AM EST

    My biggest winner on draft day? The Denver Nuggets.

  4. Julius Randle goes to Lakers at 7, hopes to learn plenty from Kobe Bryant

    Jun 27, 2014, 12:46 AM EST

    “Kobe may get tired of me because I’m going to be bugging him trying to learn stuff from him,” Randle said.

  5. 2014 NBA Draft pick-by-pick draft tracker (info on all the picks, trades)

    Jun 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

    2014 NBA Draft

    Info on every pick, every trade, in one convenient place.

  6. PBT’s final mock draft: Wiggins, then Parker, then it gets nuts

    Jun 26, 2014, 12:50 PM EST

    Marcus Smart, Tyler Ennis, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Noh Vonleh, Doug McDermott, Aaron Gordon

    Joel Embiid to the Sixers at three… unless they trade it.

  7. Lakers considered long shots, but Kobe Bryant to recruit Carmelo Anthony anyway

    Jun 26, 2014, 8:46 AM EST

    NBA All-Star Bryant of the Lakers and All-Star Anthony of the Knicks laugh during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston

    Carmelo will take Kobe’s call and be polite, but if he comes to the West he’s got better landing options.

  8. Nick Young era may have ended in Los Angeles, opts out of contract with Lakers

    Jun 24, 2014, 3:19 PM EST

    Nick Young

    This was expected, but are the Lakers going to really give him good money and multiple years to re-sign?

  9. Pat Riley releases statement on LeBron James opting-out of contract

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:46 PM EST

    “We fully expected LeBron to opt-out and exercise his free agent rights, so this does not come as a surprise.” —Pat Riley, Miami Heat president

  10. LeBron James’ seven most likely landing spots, which starts with Miami

    Jun 24, 2014, 11:48 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    The Bulls, Clippers, Lakers are on the list. The Knicks are not.

  11. Enes Kanter to get PRP treatment in knee, will skip FIBA World Cup for Turkey

    Jun 23, 2014, 4:24 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kanter had planned to play for Turkey late this summer.

  12. Report: Tim Duncan to opt in to final year of contract for $10 million

    Jun 23, 2014, 4:04 PM EST

    Tim Duncan

    Duncan was set to make $10 million but may opt out to sign at a lower number for two years to help the team with cap flexibility for upgrades.

  13. Report: Mavericks to pursue Pau Gasol in free agency

    Jun 22, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

    Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki

    Gasol will have plenty of suitors in free agency; it all comes down to his asking price.

  14. Report: Lakers in talks to trade No. 7 pick for Klay Thompson, as part of deal that would send Kevin Love to Warriors

    Jun 21, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

    Klay Thompson

    Deal would make sense for the Lakers, but Warriors are trying to acquire Love while keeping the Curry-Thompson backcourt intact.

  15. Report: Lakers would consider drafting Joel Embiid if he falls to seven

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:29 PM EST

    Joel Embiid

    Embiid will be a risky pick for a lot of teams given his injury history, but the Lakers are in a position to take that gamble if he happens to be available when they’re on the clock.

  16. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: L.A. Lakers

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:44 PM EST

    James Worthy

    Lakers don’t have any assets to trade along with the seventh overall pick, so they’re going to have to use it.

  17. Kobe Bryant says he’s ’100 percent’

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:29 AM EST

    Soccer: Women's Friendly-USA vs China

    Kobe is in Brazil for the World Cup, and says he’s healthy and ready to go for next season.

  18. Nick Young willing to take a hometown discount to stay with Lakers

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:31 PM EST

    Nick Young

    Nick Young wants to stay with the Lakers, but it’s unclear if the team will come through with a multi-year deal to retain his services.

  19. Jerry West: “I’ve never seen a better coach than Gregg Popovich”

    Jun 18, 2014, 8:01 PM EST

    Gregg Popovich

    Hard to argue with Jerry West — he’s the logo.

  20. Report: Lakers plan to keep No. 7 pick

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:45 PM EST

    Julius Randle

    They want Marcus Smart but don’t bet on him being on the board.

  21. DeSean Jackson continues to troll LeBron James on Instagram

    Jun 18, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

    DeSean Jackson, Robert Griffin III

    Jackson is one of those on line celebrating LeBron falling short. Because Jackson knows what it takes to win a couple rings… oh, wait.

  22. Kobe Bryant, in Brazil for World Cup, laughs off Jürgen Klinsmann’s comment on his contract

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:01 PM EST

    Soccer: Women's Friendly-USA vs China

    ““I thought it was pretty funny. I thought it was pretty comical actually.” — Kobe Bryant responding to Jürgen Klinsmann’s comment.

  23. Report: LeBron James and his wife ‘love Los Angeles’

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:44 AM EST

    LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace

    Could the Lakers or Clippers lure LeBron from the Heat this offseason?

  24. Report: Carmelo Anthony leaning towards leaving New York; Chicago, Houston frontrunners

    Jun 14, 2014, 2:07 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v New York Knicks

    If Anthony is serious about winning now, leaving New York is his best option.

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